Nigerian celebrities have it all, the glam, the fame and the money. But before they rose to stardom, many of them struggled for money.
And some were not just poor, they were homeless too. Below are 5 Nigerian celebrities who at some point in their lives had nowhere to sleep but the streets.
Before this Port-Harcourt born star became a household name in Nigeria. He was a troubled young child whose interest in music led to a lot of things.
Timaya ran away from home at the age of 14 and lived on the streets because his father wanted him to become a banker.
He himself was once recorded saying,
“One day, I left the house but they caught and returned me after a year of living wild on the streets. I was tied and beaten up severely. I would act like I’m okay and the next thing, I’d run away again. That was my lifestyle until, my mother called my elder sister to say she was tired of me and urged her to take me to live with her in Lagos.”